# Affect, Meta-Affect, and Mathematical Belief Structures

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Beliefs are defined here to be multiply-encoded, internal cognitive/affective configurations, to which the holder attributes truth value of some kind (e.g., empirical truth, validity, or applicability). This chapter offers some theoretical perspectives on mathematical beliefs drawn from analysis of the affective domain, especially the interplay between meta-affect and belief structures in sustaining each other in the individual.

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Mathematical Problem Belief System Mathematical Ability Belief Structure Affective Domain
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